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Rebecca allen overview power point presentation iCAAD Stockholm


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Rebecca allen overview power point presentation iCAAD Stockholm

  1. 1. Recovery Definition SAMHSA A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Betty Ford Institute Consensus Panel (2007) Recovery is a voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health and citizenship. Health (WHO) The complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing; not just the absence of disease.
  2. 2. CCAR History Where are the 1. Where are the people in Recovery when decisions are being made? 2. Can the Recovery Community be organized? CCAR “puts a face” on Recovery. CCAR demonstrates that “Recovery is a Reality” in the lives of millions of individuals, their families and their communities in our country.
  3. 3. Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) CCAR’s Foundational Principles:  Recovery First!  You are in recovery if you say you are.  There are many pathways to recovery.  Focus on the recovery potential, not the pathology.  Err on the side of the recoveree.  Err on the side of being generous. “Recovery Community” Individuals in Recovery, Family, Friends and Allies.
  4. 4. CCAR Recovery Community Centers • Recovery-oriented sanctuaries anchored in the heart of communities • Support the ‘many pathways of recovery’ • Serve as hubs offering a variety of recovery support services • Centers attract people in recovery, family members, friends and allies “HOW CAN WE HELP YOU WITH YOUR RECOVERY TODAY?” 198 Wethersfield Ave. Hartford, CT 06114 713 Main Street Windham, CT 06226 430 State Street Bridgeport, CT 06605
  5. 5. Recovery Support Services People who come to CCAR’s Recovery Community Centers spend time in: • Peer-run “All Recovery Meetings” (ARM) women, men, young adult, Spanish, and LGBT support meetings. • Various types of recovery trainings (Peer Facilitation, Power of Our Stories, Spirituality, Pardons, CCAR ambassador, etc.) • Journaling, yoga, arts and crafts, crocheting, gardening, meditation, etc. • Sharing information and resources; building a support system • Telephone Recovery Support • Recovery Coaching
  6. 6. Telephone Recovery Support “We call because we care” In the spirit of one addict/alcoholic reaching out to another, TRS provides weekly phone calls to people in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. Trained TRS volunteers call to “check in” and ask how people are doing managing their recovery. Volunteers are trained to provide support, encouragement and information about recovery resources Win/Win: TRS gives the person new to recovery support and a better opportunity to maintain their recovery. It also gives the volunteer making the call the satisfaction of giving back, of making a difference.
  7. 7. What is a Recovery Coach? • Research shows trained peers with shared experiences have a higher success rate at engaging individuals in need of help. • Work with people affected by alcohol/substance use disorders. • Coaches don’t diagnose or treat addiction. • Focus on the future; they do not explore past feelings or trauma. • Help with decision making, plans towards recovery that will improve lives, one step at a time. • Provide support in following through. • Knowledgeable about “multiple pathways” of recovery.
  8. 8. Multiple Pathways of Recovery 12-step (AA, NA, CA, OA, DRA, Women in Sobriety) Higher Power, working the steps, sponsor, service-oriented Religious (Celebrate Recovery, Alcoholics for Christ, Pioneer Association) Christ centered, 12 Step Spiritual (Refuge Recovery, White Bison) Buddhist, Native American Secular (Life Ring, SMART, All Recovery Meeting) Self empowerment, science-based, non-religious/spiritual Wellness based (Yoga, Meditation, Qigong, Tai-Chi) Active Sober Community Online Recovery Supports (In the Rooms, Recovery 2.0, Apps, Affirmations) Medication Assisted Treatment (Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol)
  9. 9. CCAR Video
  10. 10. Thank You! tack så mycket